Accreditation

Take a time-out to look at your Universal Protocol plan

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, July 1, 2007

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During a March press conference to discuss the report Improving America's Hospitals: A Report on Quality and Safety, Joint Commission President Dennis O'Leary stressed his dissatisfaction with the noncompliance rates of hospitals taking time-outs prior to surgery. Failure to take a time-out "is an occurrence that should never happen," O'Leary said.

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